A chance meeting has seen Yvonne Kilcullen go from strength to strength

Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Back in 2010, a chance meeting with a friend led Yvonne Kilcullen on to a new career path resulting in a thriving business in the events sector. “I had bumped into a dear friend that I had not seen in a while – we went for a coffee but she was a little stressed. She explained that she was organising a wedding and wanted to make it that bit extra special – could you ‘style it up’ for me Yvonne? At that time I told her no way – it’s not what I do.”

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Two Mayo companies shortlisted for SFA National Small Business Awards 2017

Fri, Dec 09, 2016

The finalists in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2017 have been officially announced by Patricia Callan, SFA director. The aim of the awards is to celebrate the achievements of small businesses in Ireland, and to recognise the vital contribution of the small business sector to Irish industry. Thirty five companies have been selected as finalists, from 13 different counties, across eight categories with two coming from Mayo. 

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Aurivio partners with ISPCC

Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Customers in all of Aurivo’s 33 Homeland stores across the northwest will be offered a chance to support the ISPCC with an option to add a donation of €1 at the till for one week from Monday December 12 to Sunday December 19.

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Top Honours for Londis Stores in Mayo

Fri, Dec 02, 2016

The Londis Awards recognise stores that excel across all areas of store performance. This year, 82 Londis retailers received awards, including five stores in Mayo: Mulroy’s Londis, Moneen Roundabout, Castlebar  who won the Retailing Standard Award and Deli and Hot Food Store of the Year 2016, Cunningham’s Londis PLUS, Ballyhaunis who won aRetailing Excellence Award, Hiney’s Londis, Crossmolina who won a Retailing Excellence Award,  Londis PLUS, Station Road, Castlebar  who also claimed a Retailing Standard Award and Mulroy’s Londis, Breaffy Road, Castlebar  winners of the Retailing Standard Award.

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Kirby is Galway’s Best Social Enterprise

Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Kirby Group Engineering was named Galway’s Best Social Enterprise (CSR) at the Galway Chamber Business Awards held in the Radisson Blu Hotel Galway on Saturday November 19.

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Keep an eye out for Mayo startup WriteinSite

Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Today marks the official launch of new Castlebar-based business, WriteinSite. The business specialises in outsourced technical writing, online content writing, and web design solutions, catering to many industries, from software, machine and device to service and retail.

The WriteinSite team delivers such technical writing documents as user manuals, quick start guides, and training material, among many others. Online, they can offer professional and intelligently written pieces for advertising, promoting, and reviewing purposes, and/or the management and updating of your website and social media channels. WriteinSite also offers minimalist, sleek, and modern aesthetic web design along with website optimisation for startups or already established businesses looking to refresh or redesign their online brand or presence.

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Rural Ireland is far from dead – and has the potential to become an economically powerful region

Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Rural Ireland has the ability to become an economically powerful region in its own right, according to the director of one of the region’s key funding agencies.

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#BePartOfIt and join JCI Mayo celebrate at annual gala ball

Fri, Nov 18, 2016

November 2015 saw current and past Junior Chamber members from around the county gather to celebrate 100 years of the Junior Chamber movement around the globe. After the success of last year’s event the team at JCIMayo have decided to make it an annual event. This year's celebration will take place tomorrow, November 19 at 7.30pm in the Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar.

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North Mayo restaurants showcase artisan ingredients to drive tourism

Fri, Nov 18, 2016

A group of restaurants in north Mayo has come together to promote the food offering within the region, highlight the use of local ingredients, and showcase their relationships with artisan producers from the west of Ireland.

Over the weekend of November 25, 26, and 27, visitors to a number of restaurants in the area can order a special dish in each restaurant using a local artisan ingredient – black pudding from Brickens-based Andarl Farm. A new ingredient will be selected each month.

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Leading economist David McWilliams is coming to Mayo

Fri, Nov 04, 2016

Described as “colourful, stimulating and provocative” one of Ireland’s leading economic commentators, David McWilliams will address attendees of MeetWest 2016 at the McWilliam Park Hotel Claremorris on Thursday November 24.

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SPAR Stores recognised as Best in Class at Top of the Tree Awards

Fri, Nov 04, 2016

SPAR Corrib Oil Ballyhaunis and SPAR Corrib Oil Ballinrobe were among a small group of retailers from around the country which have been honoured at the fifth annual Top of the Tree Retail Awards. The awards programme recognises best practice and outstanding retail practice in several store departments, including customer care, off-licence, butchery, fruit and veg, and the delicatessen section. SPAR Corrib Oil Ballyhaunis and SPAR Corrib Oil Ballinrobe were awarded Top of the Tree accolades for their forecourts.

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Mayo twin pharmacists buy business which has been in family for almost seventy years

Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Pharmacist twin sisters Ann and Deirdre Butler from Ballina have bought a business from another family of pharmacists which has been in existence for almost 70 years. They have bought two pharmacies from the Higgins family located on Teeling Street and Market Cross in Sligo town.

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